Officially announced last week, fans attending Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 can now submit their entries for the Advance Panel Lottery which handles securing seats to the morning panels that are scheduled to be held live on the Celebration Stage (and streamed to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages). The lottery will remain open till 11:59pm Central Time on Thursday, April 4th. It doesn’t matter when you submit your entry as the lottery system does not process them on a first-come, first-served basis. Simply make sure you submit your entry before the stated deadline on April 4 and you’ll have just as much of a chance at winning as the next person.
As stated, this Advance Panel Lottery is for panels taking place ONLY in the morning each day on the Celebration Stage (and streamed to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages). Reservations for all other panels slated to be held live on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will be processed via the Lightspeed Virtual Panel Reservation system which will be opening on April 11 (the first day of Celebration) at 10:00am Central Time.
PLEASE NOTE: No Lightspeed Virtual Panel reservations will be available for panels on the Celebration Stage after each opening panel of the day as the Celebration Stage will NOT be cleared between panels. Panels taking place on the Podcast Stage, University Stage, Collectors Stage, Fan Stage and The Star Wars Show Live! Stage do not require a lottery win/reservation to attend.
Lotteries for all morning panels on the Celebration Stage and the streaming of those panels to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will open on Friday March 29th and close on Thursday April 4th. Fans must enter the lottery before 11:59 PM central time on Thursday April 4th. The time in which you enter a lottery has no impact on your chance of winning a lottery. Multiple entries for the same panel with the same e-mail address, confirmation number or badge activation number will be void.
The first panels taking place each day on the Celebration stage at the Wintrust Arena will be part of the lottery as well as the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages which will be streaming the morning panels live from the Celebration Stage. The panels that are included in the lottery are:
Friday 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Star Wars: Episode IX, Live on the Celebration stage and streamed to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages
Saturday 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Life at Disney Parks, Live on the Celebration Stage at the Wintrust Arena
Sunday 11:00AM – 12:00PM
The Mandalorian, Live on the Celebration stage and streamed to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages
Monday 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Star Wars: Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Celebration, Live on the Celebration stage and streamed to the Galaxy Stage
You will be sent an email with a confirmation and QR code after a successful panel reservation is made or lottery has been won. Please print these confirmation codes or keep them handy in your mobile device, and treat them as you would any other event ticket. These tickets will be scanned during entry to the Wintrust Arena. For your convenience, if you have activated your badge you may attach your panel ticket to your badge and simply use the QR code on your badge or the confirmation code in the Star Wars Celebration mobile app. Winning lottery confirmations and QR codes can only be redeemed once, so they can’t be duplicated or shared with others. Once a QR code is scanned it is voided and may not be reused.